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The Killers - A Dustland Fairytale (with full orchestra) @ Late Show with David Letterman (2009)

We were trying to make a more playful, pop record with Day & Age, but I think that “Dustland” is a great example of us not being able to let go of that sort of earnest seed that we had planted on Sam’s Town. It was an important song. I went through a lot of things: My mom got diagnosed with a brain tumor and I just started to think a lot about her and my dad’s generation. They were born in the ’40s, which comes with a certain type of difference. They’re just different Americans than we are.” (Brandon Flowers, Spin Magazine 2015)

‘Mr. Brightside’ the Most Streamed Song in the UK Before 2010

The BBC reports that according to recent figures shared by the British Phonographic Industry, The Killers’ ‘Mr. Brightside’ is the most streamed song in the United Kingdom for any year before 2010.

The 2004 single was streamed 26 million times last year, beating any other song released before 2010, according to music industry body the BPI.